Announcing England's Performing Arts Showcase! 

Commissioned by Arts Council England

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A new flagship International Showcase celebrating performance created in England will be piloted during the Edinburgh Festivals in 2021. The showcase will be led by a consortium comprising Battersea Arts Centre, Dance4, Fierce, GIFT, MAYK and Transform. 

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Thank you for joining us for GIFT 2020

"Gateshead international festival of theatre – a virtual, virtuoso delight...The annual extravaganza was moved ingeniously online for a weekend of shows united in their celebration of togetherness"

That was a wrap for last year’s digital edition of GIFT, and wow, did all of our artists and audiences make it a big, beautiful, experimental success.


Thousands of people all over the world tuned into 36 performances, installations and interactive events, connecting together across 26 countries and seven digital channels.

A huge thank you to everyone who watched, took part, and fully embraced the festival’s digital version, which was reimagined this year to replace our regular festival home in Gateshead. GIFT would not be possible without you. 


Until our next big creative adventure together, stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back to GIFT in 2021.